Governor Cuomo Appoints Sheriff Maciol to Law Enforcement Accreditation Council

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently appointed Sheriff Robert Maciol as a Member of the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council for a term to expire on March 20th, 2018.

The Accreditation Council consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor. The Council meets quarterly and adopts standards, sets policy and has exclusive authority to grant accreditation to law enforcement agencies.  The Council also provides guidance for the overall direction of the program. Members include representatives from the state chiefs' and sheriffs' associations, the Superintendent of State Police, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, an official of a statewide police labor organization, an incumbent police officer, a deputy sheriff, and a college professor of criminal justice. Other members represent the Association of Counties, the Association of Towns, the Conference of Mayors, the New York State Senate, and the Assembly.

The New York State program became operational in 1989 and encompasses four principle goals:

1. To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent possible;

2. To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of the criminal justice services;

3. To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel; and

4. To promote public confidence in law enforcement agencies.